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Chachawan shakes up Hong Kong’s Cocktail scene with Asian-inspired flavours by Tunny Grattidge

October 3, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Chachawan Isaan Thai and Bar is changing up the cocktail scene with the help of new Bar Manager, Tunny Grattidge and his Asian-inspired cocktails. The buzzy bar rewards after work dwellers with an all new cocktail menu that brings Asian spice to the glass.

Bringing charming flavours to the forefront, the new cocktail list signatures include ChaPolitan (HK$95), a mixture of handpicked pomegranate, calamansi and mint, muddled with triple sec, 42 below with a salted mandarin oolong tea foam, Mojito Royal(HK$100) of crushed champagne grapes, Thai lime, mint with pinot blanc, Bacardi blanco, rhubarb liquor and singha soda, Juniper Tea Party (HK$95) of Thai basil, salted plum, calamansi with a dram of sipsmith gin and house-made jasmine tea syrup and thePapaya Sling (HK$95) with freshly muddled papaya, Thai lime, michter’s rye and a dash of aperol.

Isaan Thai inspired cocktails include the Thai Fashioned (HK$90) a twist on a classic old fashioned, combining Thai tea, mekhong and house-infused Punt e Mes and the Thai Coffee Shake (HK$95), an adults-only shake combining Jamaican rum, Kahlua and house-made Thai coffee topped with milk foam.

Fear not ChaCha Smash (HK$95) lovers, the famed refreshing cocktail is still up for grabs.

The health conscious have options too – sip and swirl on the Thai Mango Muddle (HK$50), Pineapple and Guava slushie(HK$50), Coconut and Kaffir Lime Leaf Martini (HK$50), the Calamansi and Salted Plum Soda (HK$50) and the Chachawan-favourite Lognan Nahm (HK$50).

Tunny Grattidge joins the Chachawan team with a wealth of bartending experience, coming from Sydney’s famed Mr Wong. Tunny brings passion, knowledge and a love for cocktail culture to the bar, as well as his people-loving, cheeky personality. With strong leadership skills and vast experience in the industry, Tunny adds a dynamic spirit to the team. “Hong Kong teas are very prominent in my cocktails, such as the luxurious Imperial Lapsang, jasmine tea and as well mandarin oolong. At Chachawan we use Hong Kong teas, classic modern cocktails and infuse that with elements of Isaan cuisine. The response so far has been phenomenal,” he says.

ChaCha Hour drinks are from 5:30pm to 6:30pm every day with treats including buy-one-get-one on beers and house wines, special snacks including Kap Moo (HK$20) of crispy pork rinds and the Tua Tort (HK$20) of red Thai peanuts with spring onions, chilli and salt.

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